Oaklands Recreation Ground, Birmingham - A wonderful open space!

Oaklands Recreation Ground, is situated in South Yardley, Birmingham, near the Coventry Road and Church Road and opposite the Swan Shopping Centre.


The Oaklands Recreation Ground is located near Church Road (A4040) and the Coventry Road (A45) in South Yardley (close to Swan Island). With Holder Road to the west and Hob Moor Road to the north. Also known as Oaklands Park.

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Skyline from the Oaklands Recreation Ground (December 2013). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

A new semi circlular road was built on Church Road when the Swan Shopping Centre was rebuilt around 2011 to 2012. The Recreation Ground was renovated in 4 phases from about 2012 to 2019.

It received a Queen Elizabeth II Fields in Trust status  in 2014 as part of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Although the plaques weren't installed on the Boulder until sometime between 2017 and 2019.

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The Boulder with Fields in Trust plaques at the Oaklands Recreation Ground (December 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

There are two playgrounds, and a 2 kilometre walking route through the park.

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Play Area near Holder Road at Oaklands Recreation Ground (October 2017). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

There is good views of the City Skyline from the Recreation Ground on a clear day.

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Skyline from the Oaklands Recreation Ground (October 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Winter at the Oaklands Recreation Ground

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One of the two Play Areas at the Oaklands Recreation Ground (January 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Spring at the Oaklands Recreation Ground

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New Coventry Road gate pillars and entrance at the Oaklands Recreation Ground (April 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Autumn at the Oaklands Recreation Ground

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Autumnal trees behind the Skate Park at the Oaklands Recreation Ground (October 2019). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Beast from the East at the Oaklands Recreation Ground

The snow event that happened in the middle of March 2018. It was absolutely freezing here. This was called the Beast from the East 2. Was like being in the Arctic or Antarctic.

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Beast from the East 2 at at the Oaklands Recreation Ground (March 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

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Beast from the East 2 at at the Oaklands Recreation Ground (March 2018). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Yellow O sculptures

Several of these Yellow O sculptures were placed around the Recreation Ground, probably during 2020. Saying "I love Oaklands".

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Yellow O sculpture at the Oaklands Recreation Ground (February 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

11 Mar 2020 - On-going

Passions

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